If you decide to buy a gas fireplace, the next decision you will need to make is what kind of gas logs to buy: vented or ventless gas logs. Ventless gas logs are great because they are cheap to run and a very efficient choice for fireplace heating. They are also easy to control, and are an eco-friendly way to heat a room in your home. If these aspects appeal to you and you decide on ventless gas logs, there are some important things you should keep in mind.
The first thing to note is that ventless gas logs are not meant to be your primary heat source. Ventless gas logs are a great secondary heat source, but you should not run them for more than 4-5 hours per day. They are perfect for making a room cozier, but not effective for heating an entire home.
Your ventless gas logs should be cleaned once per year. Before you light the pilot for the burning season, contact an expert, like Aspen Fireplace, to clean your gas logs to make sure they are safe to use. When you first use your ventles gas logs, make sure you burn them for 6 straight hours to remove the oils used during manufacturing. Keep the damper closed to make sure they get hot enough, but be sure to ventilate your room so that the smoke detector doesn’t go off.
The first time you burn your ventless gas logs you will probably smell something funny. This is normal and will go away after a while so as long as you ventilate well, you don’t need to worry about it.
Now you are ready to enjoy your ventless gas logs! If you need help deciding on a fireplace, gas logs, fireplace inserts, or need maintenance, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help. Aspen Fireplace is your home for all your fireplace needs.